Trump delivers 'Make America Great Again' message in Green Bay and Rochester

President Donald Trump thanking supporters at a rally in Green Bay Friday. President Donald Trump thanking supporters at a rally in Green Bay Friday. | 

Updated: October 30, 2020 09:40 PM

We are four days away from the 2020 Election and President Donald Trump has his sights set on winning both Minnesota and Wisconsin. On Friday, he made appearances in both states.

His first appearance was in Green Bay, where he spoke at the Austin Straubel International Airport.

There, Trump advocated for law and order, protecting second amendment rights and removing coronavirus restrictions.

He also praised a number of Republican politicians from Wisconsin and thanked former Packers Star, Brett Favre for endorsing him.

In Green Bay, Trump said he hopes to ‘Make America Great Again’ again if re-elected.

“I think we are going to have something even better than we had four years ago. I really believe that,” Trump said.

President Trump’s second appearance was in Rochester, where he spoke at the Rochester International Airport.

There, he said a vaccine for COVID-19 will be available in a matter of weeks, with senior citizens first to get it.

Additionally, Trump criticized Governor Tim Walz and Attorney General Keith Ellison for limiting his crowd size to 250 people—saying he expected to see 25,000 people.

Despite the restrictions, Trump made his way around the grounds, waiving at hundreds of supporters who were outside the rally.

In Rochester, Trump emphasized his hopes to turn Minnesota red.

“This is a state that has been poorly run for too long. On November 3rd, vote to defeat Joe Biden and vote to save your great American Dream and your Great American freedom,” Trump said.

Minnesota has voted Democratic since the 70’s, but Trump hopes to turn the state red for the first time in over four decades after a narrow loss in 2016.

Wisconsin, on the other hand, has long been an on-again, off-again swing state with Trump winning by a very small margin in 2016.

There has been controversy surrounding the size of crowds during President Trump’s visits as the pandemic continues.

12 people who attended Trump's rally in Bemidji later tested positive for COVID-19. Additionally, Trump himself announced his positive diagnosis less than 26 hours after leaving Duluth.

In total, the Minnesota Department of Health has linked 28 cases of COVID-19 to recent Trump campaign events in the state, according to the Associated Press.

Health officials worry that the size of crowds at Friday’s rallies in both Minnesota and Wisconsin could contribute to the spread of COVID-19.

Democratic candidate Joe Biden also visited Minnesota and Wisconsin Friday, making stops in St. Paul and Milwaukee.

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